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Your thoughts come to life in Mariko Mori’s UFO

Your thoughts come to life in Mariko Mori’s UFO

Mariko Mori - Wave Ufo, 2005
Mariko Mori – Wave UFO, 1999-2002
Brainwave interface, vision dome, projector, computer system, fiberglass
207 x 446 x 194 inches (528 x 113.4 x 493 cm)
Edition of 2 with 1 AP

How many times do art and science come together? In Mariko Mori’s Wave UFO art and science have come together in a creation that is just fascinating. This artwork uses neuroscience, computer graphics, architectural engineering, and sound to create an interactive experience where viewers can see their thoughts come to life in color and shape.

Wave UFO will take three viewers at a time. Each viewer gets electrodes attached to the head just like an EEG machine. The brainwaves of the viewers are transmitted and projected on to a screen. This will show six orbs, for two of each viewer’s left and right brain hemispheres. A waving line shows the facial movements for the viewer.

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This sculpture is the summation of Richard Serra’s work

This sculpture is the summation of Richard Serra’s work

Richard Serra - One Ton Prop (House of Cards), 1969, Peter Moore
Richard Serra – One Ton Prop (House of Cards), 1969 (refabricated 1986), Lead antimony, four plates, Each plate 48 x 48 x 1″, 122 x 122 x 2.5 cm
Photo: Peter Moore

Richard Serra has undeniably consolidated his career in contemporary art through his many controversial works including his now well known installation One Top Prop. Most Richard Serra exhibitions have elicited debates and discussions. In some cases, some audiences have even sustained injuries and there have even been some incidences of death recorded.

For instance, in November 1971, Richard Serra’s One Ton Prop turned deadly suddenly when a rigger known as Raymond Johnson was trapped after one of the plates from the sculptor slipped from its frail support and fell. Unfortunately, Raymond passed away but his wife later filed a lawsuit against the artist and the museum. In the end, Richard Serra was exonerated; it was the fabricators of the steel plates that were found negligent after constructing the plates shoddily.

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Hyperrealistic sculpture tells the story of love

Hyperrealistic sculpture tells the story of love

Ron Mueck - Couple Under An Umbrella, 2013 1c
Couple Under An Umbrella, 2013, mixed media, 300 x 400 x 500 cm (approx.)

At first glance, especially from a picture, it is easy to assume that the Couple under an Umbrella sculpture is a real life image frozen in time. In a world marred by conflict and competition, everybody appreciates the display of affection by people. The couple in question is quite elderly and the artist must have chosen to use this age because of its ability to influence multiple generations. The sculpture tells the story of love at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, France where it rests on a pavilion designed by Jean Nouvel.

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People love this giant outdoor sculpture that spits out water

People love this giant outdoor sculpture that spits out water

Jaume Plensa - Crown Fountain, 2004, Glass, stainless steel, LED screens, light, wood, black granite and water, 16 m, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jaume PlensaCrown Fountain, 2004, Glass, stainless steel, LED screens, light, wood, black granite and water, 16 m, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Within Chicago’s Millennium Park stands an interactive piece of art that the public never seems to have enough of. Designed by Jaume Plensa, a Catalan artist, the fountain is an illustration of how creativity and technology can mingle to form an enchanting piece of work. The work, which was unveiled in July 2004, was executed by Krueck and Sexton Architects and in it they use black granite which gives the illusion of a pool. The pool on which visitors stand on, is an area of space that separates two towers made from glass. Each one of the towers is 50 feet tall and LEDs are used on their surfaces to display inward faces developed by digital videography.

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Great Fire of London: 120m replica of London skyline burned

Great Fire of London: 120m replica of London skyline burned

Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London 5 photo Oliver Rudkin
London 1666, Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London
Photo: Oliver Rudkin

London is on fire! This is the scene that artist David Best desired to create when he came up with the idea dubbed ‘London 1666’. This is not the first time that David has created something that he would later burn but it is definitely the first in making a creation of such huge proportion. To bring to life the London 1666 project, and having enlisted the help of volunteers, David oversaw the construction of wooden structures that represent various buildings in London in the 17th century. The huge sculpture was not supposed to give a visual of how London looked like at the time, but to provide an image of the skyline. 2017 marked the 350th anniversary since the Great Fire of London and David Best has done his part in remembering the tragedy.

This expression, although not in words, told the story of the historic event. When you imagine the loss that was incurred by thousands of people then, what David is burning does not even come close to comparison. According to historical records, the fire consumed 13,200 houses, 44 livery halls, 87 churches and 400 streets. The wooden recreation was 120-metre long and comprised of 190 miniature buildings. Observers could see structures of churches, factories, homes and schools that were mounted on barges before being set ablaze to burn away as drifted the course of the Thames river.

In 2017, the anniversary of the great fire was commemorated on September 4th. While the fire is deliberate this time, it is a reminder to everyone that lived through the tragedy, heard stories from relatives who did or was witness to the devastation in the aftermath that such cannot happen again. The 1666 fire began on Pudding Lane from Thomas Farriner’s bakery and it is rather ironic that a place where people went for comfort and solace would be the result of misery, to the effect of plunging 65,000 people to homelessness.

David has offered up the work to volunteers. Over months of hard work and commitment, scores of young people from various locations in London have been involved in hard work for the project. Within various placements and workshops, the structures to be used have taken shape and gained validity for use in the anniversary event. Such a historic event would not be complete with a great audience and to make that happen, it was directed by Tim van Someren and presented by Lauren Lavern, familiar faces for those who watched the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Wenceslaus Hollar's "Prospect of the Citty of London, As It Appeared, In The Time of Its Flames" shows the Great Fire of London as seen from across the river, in Southwark. HULTON ARCHIVE / GETTY IMAGES
Wenceslaus Hollar’s “Prospect of the Citty of London, As It Appeared, In The Time of Its Flames” shows the Great Fire of London as seen from across the river, in Southwark.
HULTON ARCHIVE / GETTY IMAGES

Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London 1 JUSTIN TALLIS : AFP:GETTY IMAGES
London 1666, Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London
Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP:GETTY IMAGES

Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London 2 Matthew Andrews 2
London 1666, Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London
Photo: Matthew Andrews

Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London 3 Photo Oliver Rudkin
London 1666, Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London
Photo: Oliver Rudkin

Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London 4 Photo Matthew Andrews
London 1666, Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London
Photo: Matthew Andrews

Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London 6 Photo Oliver Rudkin
London 1666, Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London
Photo: Oliver Rudkin


London 1666, Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA0xwx_1eJ4

London 1666, Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London
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London 1666, Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London, photo Oliver Rudkin
London 1666, Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London
Photo: Oliver Rudkin

London 1666, Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London, photo Matthew Andrews
London 1666, Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London
Photo: Matthew Andrews

London 1666, Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London, photo DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS : AFP:GETTY IMAGES
London 1666, Replica of 17th-century London, River Thames, London
Photo: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP:GETTY IMAGES

London 1666, Work In Progress, designed by David Best in collaboration with Artichoke. Photo Matthew Andrews 1
London 1666, Work In Progress, designed by David Best
Photo: Matthew Andrews

London 1666, Work In Progress, designed by David Best in collaboration with Artichoke. Photo Matthew Andrews 2
London 1666, Work In Progress, designed by David Best
Photo: Matthew Andrews

London 1666, Work In Progress, designed by David Best in collaboration with Artichoke. Photo Oliver Rudkin 1
London 1666, Work In Progress, designed by David Best
Photo: Oliver Rudkin

London 1666, Work In Progress, designed by David Best in collaboration with Artichoke. Photo Oliver Rudkin 2
London 1666, Work In Progress, designed by David Best
Photo: Oliver Rudkin

London 1666, Work In Progress, designed by David Best in collaboration with Artichoke. Photo Oliver Rudkin 3
London 1666, Work In Progress, designed by David Best
Photo: Oliver Rudkin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4oEL1OiahM

London 1666, Work In Progress, designed by David Best
Video interview with David Best


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Striking installation comments on climate change

Striking installation comments on climate change

Pedro Marzorati – Where the Tides Ebb and Flow
Pedro MarzoratiWhere the Tides Ebb and Flow, Montsouris Park, Paris

As you walk through Paris and especially in the Montsouris Park, one cannot help but notice the blue busts that appear to be rising from under the surface of the water. This art work is known as ‘Where the Tides Ebb and Flow’ created by Pedro Marzorati, an Argentinian artist. This is a commentary on how the water levels in the earth’s sea bodies continue to rise as a result of climate change. The level of submersion of the various sculptures is an indication of the level of impact that global warming is having in different parts of the world. The sequence in which the sculptures are arranged indicates that as time goes by, the human forms will be completely below the water. The use of blue for the sculptures is deliberate and so is the number of sculptures used. The work shows that poetic activism can be just as effective if not more powerful than verbal advocacy.

The world today faces many challenges one of which is climate change as a result of human activity. Is there something that can be done to protect the environment from self-destruction? The future of the continent depends on the actions of its inhabitants but a visual that can be seen all the time communicates this message better. For Pedro, a controversial installation is the only way in which this message of climate disturbances can be addressed.

Pedro Marzorati in many instances uses ordinary objects to interpret various world events. In a way, his works appeal to the subconscious and subsequently leave the audience in deep thought about problems facing humanity. By creating concern for the universe, the artist sends out warnings about what would happen if destructive activities are not stopped. To use a statue to demonstrate human destruction is the closest form of personal intervention and many artists are taking up this technique. It might not be possible to project accurately the stages of destruction that adverse global warming is going to have but the statues will continue to give a warning even to future generations.

Pedro Marzorati – Where the Tides Ebb and Flow
Pedro MarzoratiWhere the Tides Ebb and Flow, Montsouris Park, Paris

Pedro Marzorati – Where the Tides Ebb and Flow
Pedro MarzoratiWhere the Tides Ebb and Flow, Montsouris Park, Paris

Pedro Marzorati – Where the Tides Ebb and Flow
Pedro MarzoratiWhere the Tides Ebb and Flow, Montsouris Park, Paris
Photo: Reuters/Christian Hartmann

Pedro Marzorati – Where the Tides Ebb and Flow
Pedro MarzoratiWhere the Tides Ebb and Flow, Montsouris Park, Paris

Pedro Marzorati – Where the Tides Ebb and Flow
Pedro MarzoratiWhere the Tides Ebb and Flow, Montsouris Park, Paris

Pedro Marzorati – Where the Tides Ebb and Flow
Pedro MarzoratiWhere the Tides Ebb and Flow, Montsouris Park, Paris
Photo: AP/Francois Mori

Pedro Marzorati – Where the Tides Ebb and Flow
Pedro MarzoratiWhere the Tides Ebb and Flow, Montsouris Park, Paris

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Pumpkins & Tulips – Yayoi Kusama’s most outstanding public sculptures

Pumpkins & Tulips – Yayoi Kusama’s most outstanding public sculptures

Yayoi Kusama - Pumpkin, 1994, Benesse Art Site, Naoshima, Japan
Yayoi KusamaPumpkin, 1994, Benesse Art Site, Naoshima, Japan

Celebrating her 90th birthday in 2019, Yayoi Kusama is a leading Japanese artist and legend as far as art is concerned. While she deliberately makes unique pieces that can withstand the wear and tear of the outdoors, she is renowned for reproducing her art in monumental scale when need be. Her career spans over 6 decades and during this time her works have managed to enter the collection of museums such as the New York MoMA, LACMA, Tate Modern and others.

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